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post #1 of 98 (permalink) Old 06-13-2011, 01:43 PM Thread Starter
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trunk unit aircon

Well it's 98 F in the shop and I'm about to pull the trigger on the ClassicAutoAir rear aircon unit. I'll try and post the progress as this hopefully will be a good solutiion cause it's HOT!

The passenger seat is 15 miles an hour faster than the drivers seat.

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post #2 of 98 (permalink) Old 06-14-2011, 02:46 AM
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Please keep us posted on how this works out. I'm considering the same for my Nuova Super.

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Well it's 98 F in the shop and I'm about to pull the trigger ....cause it's HOT!
I know of what you speak.
Go down to The Depot and pick up a load of sheet insulation and put it between the rafters on the tin of your roof, then get one of those portable roll around air conditioners and run the exhaust out the door. Put it next to you where you work and feel the relief!

Get out there and [B][SIZE="4"]DRIVE ![/SIZE][/B]

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got that done, I actually have a big window unit that will cool it down to the 80's but don't run it unless I have a project that will keep me in there the majority of the afternoon so as to keep my foodprint down. The fans (2) do work and if you can stay in the wind it's really not that bad which is why driving the Alfa on the freeway is even ok, it's just when you get in traffic you boil yourself away. Asked for an instruction maual from the classicair folks and have not heard back. guess I'll have to call and read them the riot act

The passenger seat is 15 miles an hour faster than the drivers seat.

currently
2017 Giulia Q4
74 GTV restored daily driver
71 Berlina in 2L restored driver
the ones that got away:
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1962 Giulietta Spider normale
1965 Giulia Sprint normale
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Well I bit the bullet and ordered the trunk aircon. They didn't have a condenser small enough but got a new one from another vendor. Also found a rear compressor bracket that goes down to the alternator.
Robert at Shadetree Electrics had one. He also recurved an old Bosch distributor for me, actually the lobes were shot so he basically built me a new one and it's got a great curve. Put it on the spider with webers and it works like a charm. Very reasonable price too!
Hopefully before it cools off I'll have cold air in the GTV, now wouldn't that be something!

The passenger seat is 15 miles an hour faster than the drivers seat.

currently
2017 Giulia Q4
74 GTV restored daily driver
71 Berlina in 2L restored driver
the ones that got away:
1959 750 series Giulietta Spider Veloce
1962 Giulietta Spider normale
1965 Giulia Sprint normale
1972 GTV
1974 GTV
1974 GTV
1977 Spider
1974 Spider

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post #6 of 98 (permalink) Old 06-21-2011, 06:31 PM
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AC bracket

Hi, will you be able to post a picture of the bracket for the AC and Alternator. I am looking for a system on my 64 TI.
Thank you.

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there is a photo of the bracket in this thread, 2nd photo down. The bolt is shouldered, couldn't find one so I welded a smaller bolt on the head of the 12mm bolt and put it in backwards which is the way it goes anyway.
http://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/air-...00-part-i.html

Got the unit today. Insturctions are pretty sketchy but I think I can figure it out.

The passenger seat is 15 miles an hour faster than the drivers seat.

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74 GTV restored daily driver
71 Berlina in 2L restored driver
the ones that got away:
1959 750 series Giulietta Spider Veloce
1962 Giulietta Spider normale
1965 Giulia Sprint normale
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1974 GTV
1974 GTV
1977 Spider
1974 Spider
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AC condenser

Very eager to hear of your progress. I have about half a system installed in my Jr. Z. Almost finished installing the compressor this evening. I have the evaporator unit fitted. It's tight but the electric fan went in nicely. The next step is the condenser and I'm having trouble finding one that fits. Which vendor did you use for the one you ended up with? Thanks and look forward to following your progress. Dan

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post #10 of 98 (permalink) Old 06-22-2011, 07:52 AM Thread Starter
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I used nostalgic air. if you look in that same thread by WA-Alfa he lists everything he got. We both got the same condenser, the 12x14 parallel condensor. The car originally had air and there is an opening on the lower right in front of the radiator where the hoses can go through. I have a 73 parts car that didn't have air and that hole is not there so I don't know if that will present a problem for you or not. Good Luck!

The passenger seat is 15 miles an hour faster than the drivers seat.

currently
2017 Giulia Q4
74 GTV restored daily driver
71 Berlina in 2L restored driver
the ones that got away:
1959 750 series Giulietta Spider Veloce
1962 Giulietta Spider normale
1965 Giulia Sprint normale
1972 GTV
1974 GTV
1974 GTV
1977 Spider
1974 Spider
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doing mock up of evaporator now, tight fit for ducts but looks like it will fit, no way to get that many btu's umder the dash.








The passenger seat is 15 miles an hour faster than the drivers seat.

currently
2017 Giulia Q4
74 GTV restored daily driver
71 Berlina in 2L restored driver
the ones that got away:
1959 750 series Giulietta Spider Veloce
1962 Giulietta Spider normale
1965 Giulia Sprint normale
1972 GTV
1974 GTV
1974 GTV
1977 Spider
1974 Spider
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Trunk aircon

Thank you nice instructional photo's

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Well it looks like I'm going to have to lose my beloved 5 gal windshield washer reservoir and put in a smaller one to make room for the drier. Otherwise so far so good. The evaporator sits snug right up and over the small shelf in the trunk (boot) so snug that the drains actually go through the holes. I could even do away with the drain tubes alltogether if so inclined but I doubt I will.




The passenger seat is 15 miles an hour faster than the drivers seat.

currently
2017 Giulia Q4
74 GTV restored daily driver
71 Berlina in 2L restored driver
the ones that got away:
1959 750 series Giulietta Spider Veloce
1962 Giulietta Spider normale
1965 Giulia Sprint normale
1972 GTV
1974 GTV
1974 GTV
1977 Spider
1974 Spider
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Keep the pictures coming. This is great information.

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some more shots, I chose the route of least amount of cutting of rear deck for positions. Did reinforce with some strap and give mounting points for vents. Cutting the package tray with die grinder from the underside wouldn't cut the vinyl which was good because then it can be trimmed cleanly with a razor blade. Also works good on fingers when holding vinyl against backing and cutting from other side.




The passenger seat is 15 miles an hour faster than the drivers seat.

currently
2017 Giulia Q4
74 GTV restored daily driver
71 Berlina in 2L restored driver
the ones that got away:
1959 750 series Giulietta Spider Veloce
1962 Giulietta Spider normale
1965 Giulia Sprint normale
1972 GTV
1974 GTV
1974 GTV
1977 Spider
1974 Spider
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